Shady Canyon Turtle Pond Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Activities (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2015-0109-R5)

Summary

SCH Number
2015108175
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
Shady Canyon Turtle Pond Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Activities (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2015-0109-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/12/2015

Document Description
The pond currently supports a population of western pond turtle (Emys mamorata ssp. palida) that have been relocated to the area from developments in the region. Over time, the pond has collected naturally occurring sediment deposits, decreasing the size and depth of the pond. The project is limited to the removal of sediment from the pond to restore as-built conditions and the installation of two rock filled gabion structures upstream of the turtle pond to minimize future sediment deposition into the pond. Western pond turtles will be captured using turtle traps and seine nets and temporarily relocated prior to and during construction activities.

Contact Information
Kevin Hupf
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92024

Phone : (858) 467-4223

Location

Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Maintenance dredging and gabion installation will occur within a small area in order to enhance habitat for a sensitive species.
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